In 1984, Cup No.1 was held for the first time. At that time, no one knew if it was going to be a success or not. Fortunately, Cup No.1 was a success, and today steadily attracts lots of young football-loving boys and girls. In the early 90s, our mayor at that time, Ove Christensen got the idea that Frederikshavn Municipality should support Cup No.1.The idea was, every year, to let one of the visiting leaders plant a tree from their home country. The idea with the tree was to show that Frederikshavn was an international city that had guests from all over the world. In the first years, the trees were planted on Rådhuspladsen, they have subsequently been moved to Fodboldvej, as the square should be used to other activities. Every Thursday in week 28, a tree is planted by a selected leader - together with Frederikshavn's mayor and one of Cup No.1 founders Pauli Jørgensen. A small ceremony that is much appreciated and honored, especially by the leaders who are allowed to plant a tree. The World Plantation, as the area has been named, is often visited by the leaders who during the years have planted a tree when they come to Frederikshavn year after year in week 28 to participate in Cup No.1.
The following have planted a tree since 1991:
|Name of tree
|Pyrus Salicifolia "Pendula"
|Leif Åke Fröjelin
|Miquel A. Ventura
|Sorbus "Chinese Lac"
|Liriodendron Tulipifera "Fastigiata"
|Betula Pendula Purpurea
|Malus baccata braenkjaer.
|Ficus CariaSorbus Scalaris
|Amelanchier Laevis snowflakes
|FFI U18 Drenge
Vinder i 1984
|Crataegus Laevigata "Crimson Cloud".
|Aronia Melanocarpa "Aron"
*As Cup No.1 was cancelled due to Corona, the tree was planted at a lokal sermony, namely at the FfI's 90th aniversary.
** As Cup No.1 was cancelled due to Corona, the tree was planted in 2022.